Sunday, October 15, 2017

TIME TO PUT THE NFL AND FLAG ISSUE TO REST

It has been some time since Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for our National Anthem prior to a NFL game as a show of protest to social injustice in our country.  Mainly it had to do with how blacks are treated by white police and the several killings of black men that had taken place. Since that time,many comments have been made and people have taken sides in the matter.  There have been true facts come out during this time and also not so true facts as well. Here is our overview of this whole situation.

1.  The First Amendment provides free speech to US Citizens.....TRUE FACT
2.  Kaepernick has every right to utilize this right......TRUE FACT
3.  Kaepernick probably should have used a different venue to express his feelings. 
4.  President Donald Trump has stated that Kaepernick's protest is degrading to our flag
     and to the men and women in our military who have fought in previous wars and currently
     serve to protect us all.     TRUE HE SAID IT BUT NOT TRUE THE REAL REASON
5.  Trump has put pressure on the NFL to make all players stand for the National Anthem.
6.  Believe it or not it is in our laws that any citizen has the right to even burn our flag in  protest.
      THIS IS TRUE.
7.  Dallas Cowboy owner, Jerry Jones has threatened to bench any of his player who do not stand
      for the Anthem.  RIDICULOUS...HE WOULD NEVER RISK THE LOSS OF REVENUE
8.  Vice President, Mike Pence left an Indianapolis Colts game in his own protest when some players
     did not stand for the Anthem.  This was pre planned which turned out to be a cost to the American       public  of around $250000.  TRUE AND RIDICULOUS

These are just a few comments and facts as to what has been going on.

POSSIBLE SLOUTIONS:
1. If players do not want to stand, then maybe they can kneel with their hand over their heart.
2.  The NFL need not cave into the pressures of Donald Trump.  Leave the game alone
3..  Players should think about another form of protest to social injustice that  does not have them
      in uniform or at their place of employment like NFL stadiums.
4.  As President, Donald Trump has enough to be concerned about rather than focusing on the NFL
      Examples:  HEALTHCARE...TAXES...NORTH KOREA...IRAN...RUSSIA...PUERTO RICO
      are just a few things to maybe concentrate on more.  TIME TO REFOCUS



2 comments:

calvin r said...

when we used to protest something we never did it during the playing of our anthem and often we would sit in some of the most uncomfrtable positions for long time periods just to prove our point. that scum on the sidelines picks the 2 minutes when we should respect to the country to decide to kneel down?and they think they prove somethin?? if they want to do this country a service why don't they honor it by standing for the anthem then kneel the length of the game to prove their point. them little punks pick 2 minutes out there day to prove somethin cuz they couldn't last more than that without needing someone to feed them there water. they think they prove somthin and meantime.e most of thems and the fans dont know why they doin it. never in my life have I seen such ungrateful, disrespectful human beings

DrkKnight123 said...

They can protest as long as its in a place where I have the option to get the hell away from them without having to leave the seats that I paid money for